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Creator:
Sawrey Gilpin, 1733–1807, British
Title:

Lord Wennan's Mare Flora

Date:
1749
Medium:
Graphite on medium, moderately textured, beige, laid paper, mounted on, moderately thick, moderately textured, blue, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 1/2 × 12 7/16 inches (21.6 × 31.6 cm) and Mount: 12 15/16 × 16 7/16 inches (32.9 × 41.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper left: "Ld.. Wenman's | Mare Flora."; inscribed in pen and brown ink, center left: "br?ight yellow" | red darker (mix[L]"; inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower left: "all bluish black | to the line above"; inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper right: "mane to be platted"; inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper right: "blackish"; inscribed in pen and bown ink, center right: "Eye black, rather | small, and no white | seen."; inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "a fleshy spot"; inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower left: "Took this draft aug. 9. 1749."; inscribed in pen and black ink, lower right: "S. Gilpin."

Watermark of which Churchill writes "SP 36/80 f 131, Crowder's Liberty. Crowder may have been an English paper-maker, but more probably an importer." CHurchill dates the watermark 1745. (Churchill, W.A. Watermarks in Paper in Holland, England, France, etc., in the XVII and XVIII Centuries and Their Interconnection. AMsterdam: Menno Hertzberger & Co.1935, 69).

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Arthur Weyhe
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1998.32.6(3)
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23811
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